Weekly Highlights: 11/18/2015
Teachers will find interesting, ready-to-use primary sources to deepen student understanding of the history and traditions of Thanksgiving on the Teacher Page at the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/education/ . See the Thanksgiving primary set: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/thanksgiving/
Our national heritage becomes clear in the artistic renderings of past Thanksgivings. Primary source documents include George Washington's call for a day of thanksgiving and Abraham Lincoln's official Thanksgiving proclamation. Students may also enjoy comparing the images to their own family's Thanksgiving traditions.